Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)

On March 2, 2021, the Biden Administration announced the intelligence community’s finding that Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) used a banned chemical nerve agent to poison Russian opposition leader, Aleksey Navalny.  Shortly following the White House’s press briefing, the Departments of State, Commerce, and Treasury issued press releases announcing new sanctions and export controls, summarized

The State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued a Federal Register Notice on December 11, 2020, announcing a “second extension to certain temporary suspensions, modifications, and exceptions to certain provisions of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to provide for continued telework operations during the current SARS-COV2 public health emergency… This

On May 1, 2020, the Department of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued a Federal Register notice informing companies of the temporary suspension, modification, and exception to several International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) provisions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DDTC is now requesting comments from the public regarding the temporary changes announced May 1st

On May 11, 2020, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published nine new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on exemptions related to §126.4 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Transfers by or for the United States Government (USG).

In April 2019, DDTC issued the long-awaited final rule to modernize §126.4 exemptions

On December 26, 2019, the State Department issued an interim final rule that nearly mirrors the changes adopted by the Commerce Department in 2016. The new ITAR rule will allow for cloud based storage and handling in the U.S. and abroad of appropriately encrypted ITAR controlled software and technical data. It will take effect on

The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) announced this week that it will post test versions of its new Registration and Advisory Opinion (AO) applications on the cloud-based Defense Export Control and Compliance System (DECCS) for industry testing and feedback starting October 16th through mid-November 2018.

If a company is interested in participating in this